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in India (Bangalore); Singapore; University of Kentucky (Lexington); Indiana University (Bloomington); the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand; and Stanford University in California. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) and the National Academy of Sciences (NAS). He is currently a member on the Committee on Human Rights of the NAS, IOM, and National Academy of Engineering (NAE).
Moon S. Chen, Ph.D. M.P.H., is Professor and Chair, Division of Health Behavior and Health Promotion, School of Public Health at the Ohio State University's College of Medicine and Public Health. Dr. Chen's research interests are in cardiovascular and cancer health education and promotion, especially among Asian-American and other ethnic minority communities. He is a charter member of the editorial board for the Journal of Cancer Education, and founding editor-in-chief of the Asian-American and Pacific Islander Journal of Health. Dr. Chen has served as a consultant to the Ministry of Public Health of the People's Republic of China; the U.S. Centers for Disease Control; and National Institutes of Health; and State public health departments in Ohio, Michigan, Virginia, and Hawaii; and was a member of the USA delegation to the United Kingdom conference on Black and Ethnic Minority Health in London in 1997.
Gilbert Friedell, M.D., is Director for Cancer Control at the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center. In his present position, he conveys breast cancer information to the public and to health professionals through the Kentucky Cancer Program Outreach Division, the nationally praised Kentucky Cancer Registry, and the Region 9 Cancer Information Service for Kentucky, Tennessee, and Arkansas—all organizations he helped to create. Throughout his career, Dr. Friedell has put particular emphasis on reaching the medically underserved with outreach programs in which trained, low-income, community-based women encourage their peers to receive mammograms and other cancer screenings. For several years, he served on the National Cancer Institute's Breast Cancer Task Force, and from 1971 to 1983 he was the Director of the NCI National Bladder Cancer Project. He is currently a member of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' National Action Plan on Breast Cancer, the Kentucky Breast Cancer Advisory Committee, and chair of the Steering Committee of NCI's Appalachia Leadership Initiative on Cancer. Dr. Friedell graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School and received his training in pathology in Boston. Among his many honors, Dr. Friedell recently received an Avon Breast Cancer Leadership Award for outstanding contributions to breast cancer education, outreach, patient advocacy, support services, and research, especially in medically underserved communities.